Diversity as the basis for corporate success
Experiencing Diversity Together - Our DiversITty Initiatives
For us, employee diversity is a prerequisite for innovation and the basis for sustainable corporate success. The potential and skills of our employees should be recognized, utilized and developed in the best possible way - regardless of their gender, age, skin color, origin, disability or sexual orientation. This also clearly means that we reject all forms of discrimination and racism. We want to value not only commonalities but also differences equally. It is our diverse workforce that makes us an innovative company capable of competing and growing.
Equal opportunities for all and the experience and exploitation of the enormous power of diversity to implement and shape change. At Arvato Systems, we want to make this a tangible experience, promote it and consistently expand it further! The more diversity, the more creativity, perspectives and evolution will be realized. Creating environments in which people can develop and grow is also a fundamental component of our Leadership Principles.
Our Focus: Charta der Vielfalt
We want to make diversity tangible in our company and have already achieved much in recent years. On this page, you can find out more about our initiatives, training courses, and events on the topic of diversity based on selected Diversity Dimension of the Charta der Vielfalt („Charter of Diversity“):
- Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
- Physical & Mental Abilities
DiversITy-Fokus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
LGBTIQ+ Network “be.queer”
"be.queer" is the network for LGBTIQ+ employees and allies at Bertelsmann, which promotes an open working environment for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation and identity. The network aims to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer issues, increase their visibility and reduce any reservations.
Transgender Guidelines be.queer
To be able to be yourself in the workplace - to ensure this for trans* people as well, be.queer has developed guidelines. The guide for trans* employees is intended to encourage them to live their gender identity at work and provides tips and points of contact for shaping this process. Managers and HR play an important role in the coming out process and transition. They can play a significant role in shaping the opinions and acceptance of their employees and in making the process as comfortable as possible for the trans* person. A guide was also created for these target groups.
To further increase diversity at all levels, Bertelsman has set itself the goal of promoting gender equality in all divisions and increasing the proportion of women in top and senior management. In addition, there are a variety of initiatives and events around the topic of gender diversity, such as:
DiversITy-Fokus: Physical & Mental Abilities
People with a mental or physical disability are a part of our society that is often overlooked. We have therefore made it our mission to promote inclusion in all areas of the company and to address the special needs and abilities of people with disabilities:
With more than 3,000 employees at over 25 locations worldwide, Arvato Systems' employees come from all over the world. They come from a wide range of ethnicities and cultures and therefore bring with them a wide variety of perspectives, experiences and skills. That's why we are involved in the following initiatives, among others, and offer a wide range of opportunities:
In December 2019, the Arvato Systems CR Council was established, consisting of colleagues from a wide range of areas. Through the CR Council, the topic of corporate responsibility was bundled and focused across the board. A special focus was placed on some DEI topics because they were identified as particularly important in the context of our corporate activities.